July 2020

Rpe, quality solenoid valves

A new production planning system

From push logic to pull logic: maximizing productivity

Rpe, manufacturer of solenoid valves applied in many sectors – from irrigation to household appliances, drinks and filtration – represents a project of global transformation of the production process according to pull logic. Within a very vertical production process, we started from the finished product to go back to all stages of processing. The implementation of a pull management of the production required raw materials and semi-finished products to flow into the production cycle on the basis of the actual demand coming from the downstream phases, extending the logic of visual management to all phases of processing. The most evident benefits were an important reduction in the level of stocks and lead time, as well as a general increase in the production system flexibility of the company based in Carbonate, in the province of Como.


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